Automated CNC Gantry Loader
Automatic Loading of Large Material Pucks into an Industrial CNC Lathe
This was a system designed to grab 6" aluminum blanks of round stock and load them into a Okuma CNC lathe.
When the machining job was complete, the loader would retrieve the finished part, stack it in a rack, and insert a fresh blank.
The blanks being used were too large for a bar feeder, and system would let the CNC lathe run overnight making parts without an operator